hoof shoe success continues hoof shoe success continues
feb 05, 2010

hoof shoe success continues

‘the cult of priapus’, with a male and a female satyr woodland deities, represented as part human, part horse (and sometimes part goat) and noted for lasciviousness…

art? wearable? when the fashion world decrees an object to be an ‘it’ item, that item enjoys a moment of intense fashionability which outlasts the traditional span of one season. the obsession with handbags has finished a little now. it feels over. it’s about shoes now. certain styles of vivienne westwood’s boots of the 1990’s pushed both the boundaries of taste and the physics of walking, since then, the shoe has reached new levels of extravagance and theatricality.

‘vegas girl’ by german artist iris schieferstein, 2009 toy pistol, cow hooves, zipper

‘hoofs’ by iris schieferstein, 2005 image courtesy froschmann gallery

alexander mc queen’s ‘titanic ballerina’ pumps from his spring and summer 2010 shoe collection image courtesy obsessed with shoes

more of mcqueen’s hoofs from his spring and summer 2010 shoe collection image courtesy obsessed with shoes

that’s an unexpected look – under the sea! here’s singer kelis at an event in L.A. (left) … and an old ad for sea monkeys (right). image courtesy nymag and tmz

german company kronier creates angular, futuristic shoes designed to challenge even the most poised high-heel connoisseurs

girl wearing martin margiela hoof shoes photo by juergen teller

martin margiela ‘split’ or hoof shoes that he makes every season (they look sexy if you are into horses or horseplay)

A/W 09 collection by antwerp based a. f. vandevorst image courtesy public persona

black beauty … the a.f. vandervorst black leather hoof boots from the F/W09 collection

punitive shoes see more

bruce and emma willis, emma wearing boots by nina ricci, 2009 photo by steven klein

vivienne westwood stamped leather stiletto platform shoes, spring-summer 1994

  • no mention of lady gaga?

    badromance says:
  • lady gaga wears the mc queen hoofs.

    designboom team says:
  • the whole video is costumed by him [url=http://alexandermcqueenlive.showstudio.com] isn’t it [/url] ?

    badromance says:
  • GROSSSSS

    rebeca Acosta says:
  • perfect !

    www.ringla.eu says:
  • getting a pair for your lady is a sure-fire breakup

    f.stachio says:
  • I think you’ll find… the Margiela shoes are based on the Japanese tabi and not a hoof.

    Fashion Feind says:
  • Now, just get me a pair of those ‘Priapus’ pants and the outfit will be complete.

    Mushi says:
  • disgusting-unspeakable

    sean says:
  • bleah!

    alessandra says:
  • Why do we want to elevate ourself to this point? Whats the fashion paradigm beside that?
    Is it an extension of sado-masochism?
    I see that we are always inspired by nature, but i never see any animal with high heels! (-:

    Poetti says:
  • Hilarity through “fashion”..

    Kamola says:
  • those punitive shoes are insane and that naked girl’s name is Mariacarla Boscono

    Lucy says:
  • R.I.P. Mr. McQueen.

    Mushi says:
  • wawwwwww awesome

    ... says:
  • NINA RICCI …..this is what i call futuristic fashion

    Fashion fan says:
  • i feel bad just looking to it! disgusting!

    jan says:
  • i love it

    niloofar says:
  • If by futuristic (!) you only mean shiny and curvy!
    Any how a few of them could be not bad if more effort!

    Maryam says:
  • Nina Ricci`s shoes are NOT the original ! the design was stolen by Kronier

    spaceinvader says:

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